Out shopping in Manhattan today, NBA player Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks) was also seen helping a homeless man on 42nd Street.

LE asked Sanders about the NBA lockout? He said he remains hopeful about a deal getting done, that would salvage part of the season, but if it doesn’t happen he’ll explore options in Europe.

If a deal does get done between the NBA, players and owners, hopefully games won’t be played on Christmas day.

Photograph: Stephen Wise